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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Acts of Love—a tag book for 14 days

When I showed you all my Valentine’s Box, I told you that I do something nice for my husband every day for the 14 day leading up to and including Valentines Day.  This year I am upping the ante and trying to add acts of service and love besides my little gifts.  I’ve created this little tag book to set on our family room coffee table to remind me to serve him in love. 

We’ve been married for 38 years, and it’s so easy to forget to treat my husband as special as I did when I was trying to win his love.  I feel pretty confident in his love, but I want to keep putting love deposits in his love bank and treating him like a king will do that. 

I’m going to show half of the book today and half tomorrow simply because I don’t have the time to post all the pictures.  P1070847

It’s a very simple little book.  I used a tag from Tags, Boxes and Bags and custom size to about 6” long and 4 1/2” wide.  I cut lots of swirls, hearts, butterflies and birds to use while embellishing it.  I used Gypsy Font for the title of the book and some rhinestone swirls as well as a Prima flower from my stash on the cover. 

The paper was a package I bought on clearance at Archivers last spring when my husband and I took a little trip to Chicago.  It’s a Cosmo Cricket pack called Everafter and really is a wedding collection, but I don’t have any wedding pictures I wanted to scrap with it and thought I could adapt it to Valentine’s Day.  It worked out nicely.  I really love Cosmo Cricket.

I used I Corinthians 13 as a basis for the book and have put part of the chapter on each page.  I wrote some act of service for each day on the tags, and I will share those with you tomorrow. 

Right now I’m just going to show you pictures for the first 7 days. 

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OK, so really simple, right! More tomorrow! 

5 comments:

Marsha said...

I have always thought your 14 days--was a great idea, but your book is beautiful. You are so talented...

The Collector's Cut said...

This is a beautiful project! Thank you for linking up to The Collectors Cut!

Minta's Creations said...

Love this book it's beautiful!
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Rose said...

Beautiful! I am inspired!

Kimi said...

As one of the Collectors Cut gals I had to tell you how happy I was that you shared this lovely project with us! I also had to check out the details for my self. You really added such detail and made use of some simple cuts that look beautiful!